Essene Country Lodge, Cambridge, Waikato, NZ

Homestay | Cambridge | #25861

9.6/10 (33 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Beautiful private and spacious home with vast country views and an outdoor spa

Classic country living with grazing animals

Excellent for groups, families and weekend explorers!

Essene Country Lodge offers a satisfying escape to the countryside for those who enjoy peace, privacy and tranquility. For those who like to relax, you can daydream by the stream, read in the garden or simply meander around with animals. Take a 5-minute stroll and you’ll be at the wonderful cafe.

The newly designed spacious three bedroom home is carefully positioned on 1.6 hectares of heritage land fully surrounded in mature trees.

The home is fully equipped to service most requirements and includes a large kitchen, walk-in pantry and laundry. Includes two large comfortable living rooms and various outdoor areas, this is the perfect hub for families or small groups.

Conveniently positioned close to Mystery Creek event centre, the Avantidrome and other nearby attractions include; Hobbiton (30 mins), Glowworm caves (50 mins) and Lake Karapiro (15 mins).

Special conditions: 2 night minimum stay. Smoking, parties and pets are not permitted.

Special conditions:

Important things to know

• Smoking, parties and pets are not permitted.

• All additional guests must be registered at the time of booking.

• Guests are to leave the property clean and tidy, as they found it.

• We recommend children are supervised when outside, particularly when near the stream.

Extras: Walk in Walk Out Clean (Required, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen (included); Welcome Pack (tea, coffee, sugar, milo) (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Evergreen

    1 x Queen bed

  • Kaipaki Kids

    2 x Single bed

  • Meadow

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second Living Room

    1 x Cot
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (33)

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  • This is the owners' own holiday home, so it is comfortable, spacious,...

    This is the owners' own holiday home, so it is comfortable, spacious, well appointed, well equipped and well maintained.

    MaryS768 100%|1x Jan 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for coming to stay Mary, and leaving our holiday home so clean and tidy.

    ColleenBr1 100%|34x

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Essene Lodge, the location to Mystery...

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Essene Lodge, the location to Mystery Creek was excellent. The Lodge itself exceeded our expectations of a holiday bach. There was everything you needed for a family and more. It was very clean, spacious and well thought out. The spa was divine! Will definitely be back.

    DebbieSu1 100%|3x Oct 2014

    Owner/manager responds:

    You're the perfect guests. Thank you for leaving our holiday home as you found it...we are so pleased you enjoyed. Look forward to welcoming you back sometime.

    ColleenBr1 100%|34x

  • A stylish house - warm, comfortable and high standard of furniture and...

    A stylish house - warm, comfortable and high standard of furniture and fittings. Peaceful countryside location and the kids loved visiting the horses at the fence. A great stay and would love to come back sometime.

    andrrd137 100%|10x Sep 2014

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